Tag design to honor Tuskegee Airmen

October 11, 2012 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

Clint Martin’s artwork depicting dogfights waged by the black World War II-era flyers known as the Tuskegee Airmen has been shown in the state Capitol, the Pentagon, a Smithsonian Institute museum, on military bases and in airports.

He hopes to see it soon on car bumpers.

Jackson native ‘Montford Marine’ received Congressional Gold Medal 69 years later

October 4, 2012 in News, Top Stories, Videos

By Ayesha K. Mustafaa

Staff Writer

One would be hard pressed to find an African American who had not heard of the historic Tuskegee Airmen, the black pilots who broke the color barrier during World War II, trained at Tuskegee, Ala., especially now that a 2011 movie was released in their honor.

Some may know about the Buffalo Soldiers who formed the 9th and 10th calvary and 24th and 25th infantry of the U.S. Army starting in 1866. Native Americans coined the phrase “Buffalo” soldier because of the texture of the men’s hair….

Mother of GMA co-host Robin Roberts dies in Gulfport

September 4, 2012 in Education, Entertainment, National Entertainment, News, Obituaries, Statewide News, Top Stories

Lucimarian Tolliver Roberts, the mother of “Good Morning America” co-host Robin Roberts, has died a day after the anchor announced she was taking a medical leave for a bone marrow transplant.

The 88-year-old Roberts died in Gulfport, Miss., on Thursday night, Jeffrey W. Schneider, senior vice president of ABC News, said Friday.

Tuskegee Airman receives medal

July 31, 2012 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

From The Mississippi Link Newswire MONTICELLO – (AP) Retired Tuskegee Airman Johnny C. Whitfield of Monticello was presented Friday with a replica of the Congressional Gold Medal. U.S. Rep. Gregg […]